Critique Welcomed Sentinal

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Some years ago I purchased an old Voigtlander Bessa folding camera. It shoots 120 film and produces 6x9 negatives. It was in very nice condition given its age. (Serial number suggests 1938.) Even its bellows were supple and light-tight.

    I've shot a few rolls with it. I made this image on one of my first excursions with the camera. It's from the beach at Seal Beach, California, looking toward Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, which you can see on the horizon.

    Kodak Tri-X 400 processed in Rodinal.

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  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    That is rather fine, Brian (and complete with DSG!). I really like the strong contrast and I'd even be tempted to increase it in the sky to bring out further the drama in the clouds.
     
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  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Pete. That DSG is eluding me! I don't disagree about the contrast. I know next to nothing about post-processing. I scanned and filed this image when I knew actually nothing about post-processing or else I undoubtedly would have played with the contrast. I may have a go of it yet.
     
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Now, that's not bad a at all. Has an air of mystery. Some rhythm too, with the sentinel and the buildings.
     
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  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Are you blind, man?! Or did you think it was a speck of dust? Top right. :)
     
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  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I see two of them...both top right.
     
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  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Rob.
     
  8. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Oh I see it now. Definitely not dust. No,...not dust at all.
     
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  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    They're popping out all over the sky now. Those DSGs are ubiquitous.
     
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  10. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is a good one. Wonderful contrasts, I do like the city dwarfed by the scale of the sky.
     

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